Microsoft Store selling Xbox One bundles with 'Titanfall' or 'Forza 5' for $450

Walmart began offering the Xbox One with "Titanfall" for $450 last week, and now Microsoft's official online store is doing the same.

The Microsoft Store website features a tile boasting "limited-time savings" on an Xbox One, including the "Titanfall" bundle as well as a second bundle with "Forza Motorsports 5." Both bundles are priced at $449.99, down from the standard $499.99. Three more expensive bundles – the "complete," "ultimate" and play-and-charge bundles – have also seen their prices decrease by about $45 to $70.

Several other stores have begun offering the "Titanfall" bundle for about $450, including Best Buy, either through a similar limited-time offer or price match for Walmart's price.

Some have theorized the "limited-time savings" will actually be made permanent as the Xbox One trails Sony's PlayStation 4 in terms of cumulative sales, though Microsoft hasn't made any indication that will happen. The URL of Microsoft's Xbox One "limited-time savings" refers to the bundles as a "price move" instead of a "price drop," though the company referred to the price drop of its original Xbox from $200 to $150 as a "price move" in 2004.

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It's retail doing what retail does, one big chain cuts the price to draw in shoppers and the competition does the same. If Walmart started this then BestBuy or Target and so on will follow suit.

In the end though I expected a price cut, at least $50 to happen after titanfall hit. Only question was when and if they'll do another cut around September when they release in more markets, they can make it $399 for holiday 2014 if they wanted to specially with more games out which is where they make up any loss on the hardware from, as does retail.

George P said,
It's retail doing what retail does, one big chain cuts the price to draw in shoppers and the competition does the same. If Walmart started this then BestBuy or Target and so on will follow suit.

In the end though I expected a price cut, at least $50 to happen after titanfall hit. Only question was when and if they'll do another cut around September when they release in more markets, they can make it $399 for holiday 2014 if they wanted to specially with more games out which is where they make up any loss on the hardware from, as does retail.

Don't be silly. This was a price cut from the start initiated by Microsoft. Retailers don't drop prices on products like this without manufacturers butting in.

FL4T said,

Don't be silly. This was a price cut from the start initiated by Microsoft. Retailers don't drop prices on products like this without manufacturers butting in.

I question who the silly one here is, retail already paid the maker for the product from the channel, any post sales cuts after that are on the retailer. Some shops in the UK have cut the price even more than this $50 cut in the US. MS can cut the MSRP on things when it wants but that does little for retailers who already have supply, they already paid the old price unless you think the makers of products give retailers the difference back or something crazy.

Add to the fact that Walmart cut the price well in advance of everyone else, even MS's own official store, you'd think if this was coming from MS then every retailer would have cut the price at the same time, not days later.

There is nothing crazy about manufacturer kickbacks to move a product or a refund in sense. At least not in the US.

UGH So much more tempting. $450 is what I am interested in, that $499 #### wasn't happening. However I'd only play Dead rising. So I'll wait a bit longer. I literally only use my 360 for GTA and HBO.

Houtei said,
Umm Walmart and best buy AND gamestop in my area all are selling for 450 with game.

From the article: "Several other stores have begun offering the 'Titanfall' bundle for about $450, including Best Buy, either through a similar limited-time offer or price match for Walmart's price."

Anthony Tosie said,

From the article: "Several other stores have begun offering the 'Titanfall' bundle for about $450, including Best Buy, either through a similar limited-time offer or price match for Walmart's price."
Yeah saw that but I meant to say the forza bundle is on sale for 450 everywhere too. The best buy where i live has nothing but the forza bundle for sale

neonspark said,
just make it 399 and get it over with. you cannot lose by lowering the price.

They will but you have to spread it out so you don't make fans angry after they just got it for $499.

Summer would be a good time for another cut if there's no big AAA title to sell in May or June.

neonspark said,
just make it 399 and get it over with. you cannot lose by lowering the price.

Amazon was selling the Xbox One for $399 yesterday. The offered expired, though. However, knowing Amazon, it will come back.

lol probably ;)

It's sad at 450$ with Titanfall and Forza 5 i would have been interested. Guess i'll continue to wait anyway i have a backlog of 360 games to clear.

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